Acts

October, November, December 2018

Want to learn more about Acts? Use these Bible Studies for personal devotion, group Bible studies, or teaching a church class. Below are links to the lessons in this 5-part series.

Lesson 1: You Will Be My Witnesses (Acts 1)
Have you ever faced a crisis in your life when someone let you down? You had a certain plan for the future, but then your plans all changed. Do you remember the turmoil in your mind? You did not know what to believe and you did not know what the future held. I think that is where we meet the disciples in this lesson. Let's dive into our study of the Bible and learn more!

Lesson 2: Pentecost (Acts 2)
When I read internal criticisms of the Church of which I am a member, they most often deal with theological differences, or a concern about appropriate standards of behavior. This reminds of my car. If I were missing a headlight, or had a dent in the fender, I would think it needed to be fixed. But, if my engine didn't work, that would be my first concern. In the Church, the presence (or not) of the Holy Spirit should be our first concern. Without discounting the importance of other matters, we need to have the right focus. Our lesson today helps our focus. Let's dig into the Bible and learn more about the Holy Spirit!

Lesson 2: Pentecost (Acts 2)
When I read internal criticisms of the Church of which I am a member, they most often deal with theological differences, or a concern about appropriate standards of behavior. This reminds of my car. If I were missing a headlight, or had a dent in the fender, I would think it needed to be fixed. But, if my engine didn't work, that would be my first concern. In the Church, the presence (or not) of the Holy Spirit should be our first concern. Without discounting the importance of other matters, we need to have the right focus. Our lesson today helps our focus. Let's dig into the Bible and learn more about the Holy Spirit!

Lesson 3: Life in the Early Church (Acts 2:42-4:26)
Our study this week is the church after Pentecost. Is it a model for us today? It is certainly different than the church today. What lessons can we learn? The early church called on sinners to repent. What does that mean? If we see different opinions, and one side resorts to threats rather than persuation, what should we conclude? Let's plunge into our study of Acts and see what we can learn!

Lesson 4: The First Church Leaders (Acts 6-8)
Would you like to do great things for God? Is your desire to do great things hindered by the fact that your Church assignment is something ordinary? For example, "soul-winning" is not your assignment, rather coordinating potluck. This week we turn our attention to a man who stands out in the potluck crowd when it comes to witnessing. His assignment was food distribution. Let's jump into our study of the Bible and learn more!

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